Watercolor Wednesday

bheron

I’m just an amateur photographer, so sometimes great opportunities for marvelous shots are lost due to my inexperience.  This was the case recently when a spectacular heron modeled for me, but all my shots alas, came out blurry.  A photo disappointment for sure, but grist for some watercolor sketches.  Step 1 and 2 below.

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Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Sometimes not being able to get a photo is a gift; it forces us to use our powers of memory, & that, combined with imagination, results in something wonderful!

  2. Oh…he looks like a grand old fellow! Sometimes it happens just that way..without the blurry photo this lovely painting may not have been created! 🙂

  3. Nice Heron! Always better to capture visual inspiration with a vibrant sketch than a camera, I say. (maybe that’s the comment of a bad photographer 🙂 ) But I’m the same as you. So much easier and more satisfying to pull out the water colours I find. Like your blog!

  4. Brilliant! These lovely large birds need a bit of vibrance and your watercolors gave them life through your creative painting, look at the personality now!

  5. Very nice painting, dear Elena! I love the colors you’ve chosen. You are very talented! Thank you so much for, share, with us your work!
    Have a wonderful day! Big hugs, much love, Stefania! 🙂

  6. Who needs to photograph when you can make water colour pictures like this? Awesome. The first heron is really showing itself off. Fantastic lively and full of character. And great colours.

    1. My thoughts exactly Otto … a photograph would have to be simply spectacular to outdo the beauty and life of this watercolour sketch Elena 🙂

  7. You almost certainly captured more of the ‘essence’ of the heron than you would have done with a frozen photographic image.

  8. Please forgive me for saying this, but i am very glad your photos came out blurry, as it resulted to this vivid and colorful watercolor. Mind you, no photo could have been that delightful anyway!
    🙂

  9. Great Blue Herons always remind me of grandfathers…gray and bandy-legged with a neck that looks like an old, protruding Adam’s apple.

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